Curriculum

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader  Point values and comprehension scores for Accelerated Reader

books will be factored in to determine the performance level for the standard: applies comprehension strategies to understand a variety of texts under the heading of Reading on the report card.  Grades will be determined the following way:

 1st Trimester:

                                    4  = 8 points or more and an average of 93% or higher correct

                             3  = 7-4 points and an average of 85%-92% correct

                             2  = 3-2points and an average of 77%-84% correct

                             1  = 1 point or lower and an average of 76% correct or lower

    Awards will be given to students earning 8 or more points during the 1st trimester.                               

 

2nd Trimester:

                             4  = 12 points or more and an average of 93% or higher correct

                             3  = 6-11 points and an average of 85%-92% correct

                             2  = 3-5 points and an average of 77%-84% correct

                             1  = 1-2 points or lower and an average of 76% or lower correct

Awards will be given to students earning 12 or more points during the 2nd trimester.

3rd Trimester

                            4 = 16 points or more and an average of 93% or higher correct

               3 = 8-15 points and an average of 85% - 92% correct

           2 = 4-7 points and an average of 77%-84% correct

                1 = 1-3 points and an average of 76% or lower correct

Note:  If a student does not meet both the points and the average percent correct, the lower of the two grades will be taken.

 

Awards will be given to students earning 16 or more points during 3rd trimester.                                   

Note:   If a student does not meet both the points and the average percent correct, the lower of the two grades will be taken.

 


 

Awards will be given to students earning 12 or more points during the 2nd trimester.

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Math Facts Grading Scale

Timed Math Facts Tests Grading Scale


1st Trimester:              4    =    -4

                                    3    =    +9  to  -3

                                    2    =    +6  to  +8

                                    1   =     +5 or below

 

2nd Trimester:             4    =    finished with addition and subtraction and working on multiplication

                                    3    =    -7  to  -10

                                    2    =    -4  to  -6

                                    1    =    -3  or below

                                   

 

3rd Trimester:              4    =    passing multiplication x6 or higher

                                    3    =    passing Saxon subtraction with 85% or higher

                                    2    =    passing Saxon subtraction with 70% to 84%

                                    1    =    passing Saxon subtraction with 69% or lower or

                                                still working on subtraction or addition



Spelling

1.  All assignments need a heading:

                   Full Name

                   Full Date

                   Spelling Sentences

2.  Use a one finger space margin on the right and left sides of the paper.

3.  Write 5 original sentences using one spelling word in each sentence.  Not all          spelling words will be used.

4.  Sentences need a minimum of 6 words with correct capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar.

 5.  Underline the spelling words in each sentence.

6.  A "gold star" sentence is one that has at least 8 words in it with no mistakes.

7.  Each trimester the requirements for gold star sentences will change:

1st Trimester:           4 = 5 or more gold star sentences

3 = 2, 3, or 4 gold star sentences

2 = 1 gold star sentence

1 = 0 gold star sentences

 

 2nd Trimester:                  4 = 5 or more gold star sentences

3 = 4 gold star sentences

2 = 2 or 3 gold star sentence

1 = 1 or 0 gold star sentences

 

3rd Trimester:                    4 = 6 or more gold star sentences

3 = 5 gold star sentences

2 = 3 or 4 gold star sentence

1 = 2 or fewer gold star sentences 

8.  A grade for spelling sentences and handwriting will be given for this assignment. 

9.  We encourage students to write detailed and varied sentences.  Avoid using sentences beginning with "I," "We," or "My".

10.  If we do not have school on Monday, spelling sentences will not be assigned that week. 


Writing

 1. Power Writing

a. Students write 1-2-3-2-3 power paragraphs

b. Students have a knowledge of available sequence words and use them correctly. (Ex. First, next, last)

c. Students use power writing skills when doing report writing

2. Punctuation

a. Students know when to use capital letters

b. Students end sentences with appropriate ending punctuation

c. Students use abbreviations carefully

d. Students understand and use apostrophes correctly with contractions and/or possessivese. Students know when to use commas

3. Sentence Structure

a. Students know when to use capital letters

b. Students end sentences with appropriate ending punctuation

c. Students can change interrogatory sentences into declarative sentences and vice versa

d. Students can identify run on sentences as well as incomplete sentences

4. Parts of Speech

a. Students identify nouns as persons, places, or things

b. Students identify pronouns as words taking the place of nouns

c. Students identify verbs as action words or states of being

d. Students identify adjectives as words that describe or modify nouns

e. Students begin to identify adverbs

f. Students diagram sentences identifying the simple subject, simple predicate, and adjectives modifying the subject

g. Students understand present, past, and future tenses of verbs

5. Story Writing

a. Students understand parts of a story as it relates to a story map (characters, setting, problem, and solution)

b. Students become acquainted with ways to begin a story

c. Students begin to learn about plot development and possible solutions to story problems

d. Students write short stories (Teacher directed stories, class stories, selected topics, and original ideas